Authors to Read (Part I)

Originally posted on Laird Barron:
Here are a few books published by small and independent presses that deserve the time and attention of weird fiction/horror fans. A Collapse of Horses Brian Evenson  (great American horror surrealist) Furnace Livia Llewellyn (sex, lies, and body horror) At Fear’s Altar Richard Gavin (master occultist) Ghost Summer Tananarive Due (unsung master fabulist) Skein…

Uhh… yeah, you want these books.

World Fantasy Award nominees Aickman’s Heirs and Skein and Bone are on sale over at Undertow Books. I tend to buy collections based on maybe one or two stories or authors. The quality of these books, by that standard, is just amazing.   Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas  Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. Finalist for the […]

The Best Writing of the Week – Tender is the Night

Do you ever read books simply for the prose?  In an attempt to improve my writing I do this a fair bit and am now reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night. It was there I came across the following description that, as it happens, is also the best written thing I’ve read all […]